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Coffee-Chocolate Torte

Coffee-Chocolate Torte

Chill two mixing bowls in the freezer to give yourself time to work the cocoa and chocolate into the ice cream.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2004

  • Yield: 9 servings (serving size: 1 tart slice)


  • Crust:
  • 14 chocolate wafer cookies
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large egg white
  • Cooking spray
  • Walnuts:
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Filling:
  • 4 cups low-fat coffee ice cream, softened and divided
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa, divided
  • 1 (1/2-ounce) piece bittersweet or semisweet baking chocolate, grated


Preheat oven to 350°.

To prepare crust, place cookies in a food processor or blender; pulse until crumbs form. Add butter, 1 tablespoon sugar, and egg white; pulse 5 times or until combined. Press into bottom of an 8-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

To prepare walnuts, combine 3 tablespoons sugar, water, and cinnamon in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly until sugar nearly dissolves. Stir in walnuts; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat; spoon mixture onto wax paper or parchment paper. Cool until brittle. Break into small pieces. Set aside.

To prepare filling, spoon 1 cup ice cream into a chilled bowl. Stir in 2 tablespoons cocoa. Cover and freeze.

Place 3 cups of ice cream in a chilled bowl, and stir in chocolate. Cover and freeze 30 minutes. Spoon half of chocolate mixture into crust, spreading with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Freeze for 1 hour. Spread cocoa mixture over chocolate mixture; freeze 30 minutes. Spread remaining half of chocolate mixture over cocoa mixture. Cover and freeze overnight.

Place torte in refrigerator 30 minutes before serving. Uncover and dust with 1 tablespoon cocoa; sprinkle with candied walnuts.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 231
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 7.8g
  • Saturated fat: 2.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.1g
  • Protein: 4.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 37g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Cholesterol: 31mg
  • Iron: 0.8mg
  • Sodium: 138mg
  • Calcium: 12mg

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